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Alcohol-Related Student Deaths-Fall 2011

Presented below is an unfortunate tabulation of alcohol related campus deaths reported in the media for the fall 2011 semester.  For every deceased student listed, at least three other college students are reported to have died, although the tragedy's connection to alcohol was unclear in media reports.

The information supplied for each victim is a tabulation of media reports. The circumstances and causes of the tragedies are summarized within the listing with more details contained in the associated link. 

 

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  Madison Minor Lewis, 19, December 8, 2011, Southern Union Community College More Information Madison lost his life in a automobile crash.   The 19 year-old student driver was charged with driving under the influence. Accident associated with drinking
  Ashley M. Donahue, 20, December 3, 2011, Framingham State University More Information Ashley lost her life after she was ejected from the back seat of a vehicle in a crash that injured four other students.  The group was leaving a birthday party were drinking games were played, The driver was charged with driving under the influence. Accident associated with drinking
University's Page Kevin Rourke, 22, December 2, 2011, Michigan State University More Information Kevin was found unresponsive in his apartment.  He likely lost his life form an overdose of a combination of alcohol and prescription drugs which according to toxicology reports were in his system. Alcohol  Poisoning
University's page Nancy Barry, 30, November 19, 2011, Yale University More Information Nancy lost her life when struck by a truck driven by a fraternity member who was pressured to bring beer to his tailgating fraternity brothers at the Yale Bowl prior to the Yale/Harvard game. Accident- drinking associated
University's page Craig Macfie, 24, November 19, 2011, University of Oregon More Information Craig lost his life when struck by a car driven by an intoxicated UO student.  Craig was a championship level skier from Scotland attending UO. Accident- drinking associated
University's page Tyler Jacob Karolczyk, 19, November 12, 2011, Clemson University More Information Tyler lost his life after drinking at a Friday night party in his off-campus apartment.  His blood alcohol level was .267. Alcohol Poisoning
University's page Wyatt T. Smith, 17, November 12, 2011, University of Idaho More Information Benson lost his life in an automobile crash.  The driver, a fellow student who also died, was intoxicated at the time of the accident.  Four other student passengers were injured. Accident- drinking associated
University's page Benson J. Sternberg, 18, November 12, 2011, University of Idaho More Information Benson lost his life in an automobile crash.  The driver, a fellow student who also died, was intoxicated at the time of the accident.  Four other student passengers were injured. Accident- drinking associated
  Glen Berlin Parrish, 18, November 5, 2011, UCLA (Visitor at fraternity party More Information Glen lost his life while attending a party at a UCLA fraternity. Friends saw that Glen was not well and left him on a mattress to recover, which he unfortunately did not.  Report attribute his death to drinking and possibly also prescription drugs. Alcohol Poisoning
  Yaara Mashmoor, 21, November 3, 2011, Ohio University More Information Yaara lost her life after being found unresponsive around 3 a.m.  Tests showed that she died from "acute methadone and alcohol intoxication." Alcohol Poisoning
  Brett Malmquist, 21, October 18, 2011, Lincoln College More Information Brett was found unresponsive in his dorm by a friend.  Test showed that Brett had consumed high amounts of alcohol prior to his death. His system also contained moderate levels of heroin, codeine, Dramamine, marijuana and Benadryl.  Brett's blood/alcohol level was three times the legal limit for driving. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
  Cameron Christian, 22, October 16, 2011, Seattle University More Information Christian lost his life in a automobile crash after attending a wedding.  Test showed his blood-alcohol level to be at 0.25. Accident associated with drinking
  James Rigg, 22, (former student), October 11, 2011, Arizona State University More Information James, a former student and member of the ASU swim team, lost his life when he and an ASU alumnus broke into the ASU pull in the early morning hours.  James drowned and his companion was cited for trespassing.  Jamesí companion stated that James had consumed somewhere between four and six drinks during the evening. Accident- drinking associated
  Lydia Gale Clark, 21, October 8, 2011, Drake University  More Information Lydia lost her live an undiagnosed heart condition which likely was exacerbated when she drank too much celebrating her 21st birthday.  Friends said Lydia had drank about 16 shots of alcohol while out drinking at various bars with friends. Health condition exacerbated by alcohol
  Eyder Ayala, 68, (Nonstudent), October 3, 2011, University of Miami (Student driver-DUI) More Information Eyder lost her life when her automobile was stuck by another driven by an intoxicated UM student.  The female studentís blood alcohol level was tested to be .231. Accident associated with drinking
  Renee Robbins, 18, October 2, 2011, Norwich University More Information Renee lost her life in an automobile accident.  The driver, a fellow student was intoxicated at the time of the accident with a blood alcohol content of 0.21.  Eight students were in the car when the crash occurred. Accident- drinking associated
  Tami Ann Lindemulder, 18, September 17, 2011, Aquinas College  More Information Tami lost her life in an automobile accident while driving after leaving a party.  Her blood-alcohol was measured to be .30-percent.  Six people were charged with misdemeanor charges for providing alcohol to a teenager. Accident associated with drinking
University's page Matthew Grape, 21, September 15, 2011, Duke University More Information Matthew lost his life in an automobile accident where he was a passenger.  The driver, a Duke senior, was cited for driving under the influence.   Accident associated with drinking
University's page Julio Salgado, 21, September 13, 2011, Towson University More Information Julio was found unresponsive in his by his roommates in his off-campus apartment.  Tests showed that Julio lost his life as result of  Oxycodone and alcohol intoxication. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
University's page Ricky Gonzales, 22, August 31, 2011, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire More Information Ricky was with a friend on a Wednesday night drinking at local bars when they were separated.  He was later found drowned in a river.  Test showed is blood alcohol content to be .19. Accident associated with drinking
University's page Michael Alexander Hoffman, 21, August 30, 2011, University of Colorado More Information Michael Alexander Hoffman was a student in the College of Arts and Sciences. His death is believed to be the first apparent alcohol death of a CU student since Gordie Bailey died in 2004 after a hazing ritual by his fraternity.   Test showed Michael had had lethal amounts of alcohol and painkillers in his system. Alcohol Poisoning
  Megan Elam, 18, August 13, 2011, Moraine Valley Community College More Information Megan lost her life in an automobile accident in which she was a passenger.   Her friend who was driving had a blood-alcohol level of .197  and was cited for driving under the influence. Accident associated with drinking
  Amy Luong, 21, August 7, 2011, De Anza College   (Accident involving San Jose State student) More Information Amy lost her live when struck by an intoxicated driver who was a student was San Jose State University at the time.   The driver was traveling the wrong way on a road that Amy was crossing.   The driverís blood alcohol content was .15.   He received a sentence of six years in prison. Accident associated with drinking
   
 
 

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